As every year, but with the main difference that this year I’m doing it on time, this is the post that covers my list of favorite albums for 2009. Most of them have been released this year, but this is not compulsory. My year in music has been quite interesting, good discovering, mostly music that came from the North American folk scene and sub-genres like New Weird America and other acoustic bastard sons. My biggest disapointment came from the neo-psychedelic scene, many bands (Weird Owl, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound to name a couple) have new albums but way way less interesting than their previous releases. One exception to this is the magnificent album called “Dos” from Wooden Shjips which of course is on the list. Also not too much metal or doom this year, just Orthodox and Earth.
So, the albums, I choose twelve, one for every month, order has no meaning. Enjoy.
Extra Life – Secular Works
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Songs: Ohia – The Magnolia Eletric Co.
Earth – The Bees Made Honey in he Lion’s Skull
Wooden Shjips – Dos
Shellac – Excelent Italian Greyhound
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Vivian Girls – Vivian Girls
Animal collective – Mearriweather Post Pavillion
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Joanna Newsom – Ys
Orthodox – Sentencia
- The Black Keys – Attack & Release
- Fever Ray – Fever Ray
- Mastodon – Crack the Skye
- Wolves in the Throne Room – Black Cascade
- Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up the Hill
- Kylesa – Static Tensions
- Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
- Wavves – Wavves
- Six Organs of Admittance – Luminous Light
- Rararariot – The Rumble Line
- John Doe & The Sadies – Country Club
- Moderat – Moderat
What is your favorite cover?
Mine is Shellac’s closely followed by Fleet Foxes’
What are your faves for this year?
Previous editions of best albums: